The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards

  1. Aaliyah's Greatest Hits Pulled From Apple Music & iTunes Hours After Surfacing

    January 12, 2017 4:44 PM EST Less than 24 hours after Aaliyah 's Ultimate Aaliyah mysteriously surfaced on both iTunes and Apple Music, the greatest hits collection -- including "Rock the Boat," "Are You That Somebody" and more -- has already vanished ...

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: James Arthur & Adele Hit the Top 40

    January 12, 2017 4:18 PM EST As previously reported , Migos ' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert , rises 2-1 to crown the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 21), boosted by viral online buzz playing off the song's lyrics. Lil Uzi Vert concurrently notches ...

  3. France's SACEM Heads to the Cloud With IBM on New Music Copyright System

    January 12, 2017 4:11 PM EST French authors’ rights society SACEM has partnered with tech giant IBM to develop a new online music copyright management platform that it says “will help to more effectively identify online rights” for its members, as well as the wider music indu ...

  4. Ed Sheeran Is First Artist to Debut at Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    January 12, 2017 4:02 PM EST Ed Sheeran has had himself quite the week. His two newest tracks, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," explode with Nos. 1 and 2 debuts, respectively, on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Jan. 21), making him ...

  5. Amazon to Create 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. Over Next 18 Months

    January 12, 2017 3:05 PM EST Amazon has announced it will create 100,000 new full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said on Thursday that many of the new hires will be outside of its Seattle headquarters, including at the many ...

  6. 'Hamilton': London Production Launches With Breakthrough Anti-Scalping Measures

    January 12, 2017 1:46 PM EST The world is wide enough for a third resident production of Hamilton , which will open on the West End later this year. Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller announced Thursday that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical will beg ...

  7. Miles Beard and Jeff Vaughn, Who Worked With Charlie Puth and Kevin Gates, Promoted to VP of A&R at APG

    January 12, 2017 1:15 PM EST Miles Beard and Jeff Vaughn have been promoted to vice presidents of A&R at Artist Partner Group/Artist Publishing Group (APG). The duo, based in Los Angeles, have signed and/or worked closely with artists such as  Charlie Puth ,  Kehlani , Ja ...

  8. 'La La Land' Soundtrack Heading for Top Five of Billboard 200 Chart

    January 12, 2017 12:03 PM EST Fresh off La La Land’s record-breaking night at the Golden Globe Awards , the film’s soundtrack is set to leap into the top five of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters suggest the soundtrack could earn around 35,000 equiva ...

  9. BMI Announces Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable Panelists, Snowball Concert Performers

    January 12, 2017 12:00 PM EST BMI has announced the panelist lineup its 19th annual Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable for Jan. 24 at Festival Base Camp in Park City, Utah. The "Music & Film: The Creative Process" panel takes place from 2–4 p.m. and will featu ...

  10. 'Dear Pirate' Warning Letters Coming Soon to Alleged UK Copyright Infringers

    January 12, 2017 12:00 PM EST Major internet service providers in the U.K. are set to begin sending out piracy warning letters to suspected copyright infringers. According to industry site ISPreview , BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband will activate the alerts, which ...

  11. Slowdive's 'Star Roving' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    January 12, 2017 11:58 AM EST British dream-pop group Slowdive rocketed to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday morning (Jan. 12) with "Star Roving," the band's first song released in 22 years. The song reached No. 1 on the chart at 8 a ...

  12. KCON to Host Festival in Mexico: Exclusive

    January 12, 2017 11:15 AM EST KCON, billed as “the world’s largest Korean culture and K-Pop music festival,” will host its first-ever Mexican edition at Mexico City Arena March 17 and 18, Billboard has learned. This will be KCON’s first Latin American stop; the fest, which lau ...

  13. Black Sabbath Scores During Farewell Tour's Latin American Run

    January 12, 2017 10:56 AM EST Black Sabbath ’s The End Tour, billed as the band’s farewell trek, wrapped its 2016 run through four continents in early December 2016 with a final stadium performance in São Paulo, Brazil, which leads the latest roundup of Hot Tours (see list, be ...

  14. Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Scripted TV, Movies This Year

    January 12, 2017 10:48 AM EST In a move that would pit it against the likes of Netflix, Amazon and HBO, Apple is reportedly on the cusp of unveiling film and TV programming of its own. According to the  Wall Street Journal , Apple wants to "build a significant new busines ...

  15. The Weeknd Tops Billboard Artist 100, Ed Sheeran Surges

    January 12, 2017 10:43 AM EST The Weeknd remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 21). The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard 's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 , Top ...

  16. Viacom Acquires Minority Stake in Israeli TV Company

    January 12, 2017 9:28 AM EST Viacom's Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) unit said Thursday it has acquired a minority stake in Ananey Communications Group, an Israeli pay TV channel provider and content producer. Financial terms and the size of the stake weren&# ...

  17. Ousted Copyright Office Head to Run Publishing Trade Group

    January 12, 2017 9:07 AM EST The former head of the U.S. Copyright Office, whose ouster last fall angered many in the arts world, has been chosen to lead the book publishers' trade group. Maria A. Pallante will become president and CEO of the Association of American Publ ...

  18. David Bowie's Most Popular Releases in the U.K. Since His Death

    January 12, 2017 1:30 AM EST It’s been a year since David Bowie left us, but his music lives on in a big way.  In the 12 months since his untimely death, Bowie’s recordings have shifted approximately three-and-a-half million combined units in the U.K., according to new data p ...

  19. 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani, Big Machine Records Part Ways

    January 11, 2017 10:00 PM EST American Idol season 14 winner Nick Fradiani has parted ways with his label Big Machine Records, he tells Billboard . After signing with the label run by Scott Borchetta, who served as a mentor on Idol , back in 2015, Fradiani says he is leaving o ...

  20. Has Bonnaroo Gone Too Mainstream? Organizers Say No

    January 11, 2017 7:53 PM EST With U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Weeknd and a collection of pop, hip-hop and EDM headliners, Bonnaroo has veered more sharply than ever from its origins as a jam-band festival in a dusty Manchester, Tennessee, field. You have to drop down ...

  21. Compilation Albums Rule Christian & Gospel Charts

    January 11, 2017 5:53 PM EST The new installation from Maranatha! Music, the double-disc Maranatha! Music: Top 25 Praise Songs, 2017 Edition , leaps 6-1 on Billboard 's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Jan. 21). In its second chart frame, it shows a hike of 17 percent t ...

  22. Kaleo's 'Way Down We Go' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for December

    January 11, 2017 5:29 PM EST Kaleo 's former No. 1 Billboard Alternative Songs hit "Way Down We Go" leads THR's Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for December, thanks to its appearance in The CW's The Vampire Diaries. Rankings for the Top TV Song ...

  23. Live Nation Headquarters Moving to NYC's Meatpacking District

    January 11, 2017 5:18 PM EST Live Nation, the world's largest music promoter, is moving its longtime headquarters from Times Square to a 100,000-square-foot building at 430 West 15th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in the heart of New York City's trendy Meatpack ...

  24. Ice Cube & NBA Greats Introduce BIG3 Basketball League in New York City

    January 11, 2017 4:48 PM EST On Wednesday (Jan. 11),  Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz teamed up to announce their new 3-on-3 basketball league titled the BIG3 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City.  "It sucks to see your favorite players ...

  25. Carpenters' Surviving Member Suing Universal Music Group Over Digital Royalties

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM EST Grammy winner Richard Carpenter sued Universal Music Group on Wednesday for millions in royalties he contends are owed from licensing Carpenters songs for online services such as Apple's iTunes. Carpenter's lawsuit seeks more than $2 mil ...

  26. Jamie Foxx to Host 'Beat Shazam' App-Based Game Show

    January 11, 2017 4:18 PM EST Jamie Foxx is turning game-show host. The Oscar-winning actor will host Fox TV's Beat Shazam , an interactive game show based on the song-identification app Shazam. The game show's producers include Mark Burnett of Survivor and The Voice ...

  27. Former Beggars Head of Operations Launches Music Services Startup

    January 11, 2017 3:05 PM EST Kristian Davis-Downs , the former head of operations at Beggars Group, has launched a new music services company called MonoKrome Music. The firm offers white label and backend services for labels, artists and managers, including data asset manage ...

  28. Facebook Launches Program to Create Stronger Ties With News Industry

    January 11, 2017 1:37 PM EST After coming under fire for its role in the distributing of fake news during the election, Facebook is rolling out a new program designed to help it forge stronger ties with the news media.  The social network has created the Facebook Journalism P ...

  29. SiriusXM Canada Exec, Host Andréanne Sasseville Dies

    January 11, 2017 12:46 PM EST Andréanne Sasseville , director of talent and industry relations at SiriusXM Canada, who also hosted her own show, died on Jan. 9, the company announced Monday on  Facebook . She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2014. "Today, we remember a d ...

  30. With Tax Bill Looming, Prince's Estate Looks to Appoint New Bank Administrator Thursday

    January 11, 2017 12:12 PM EST With a hefty tax bill due in less than two weeks, a Minnesota state court will spend Thursday morning sifting through proposals from Prince ’s likely heirs to decide who should permanently administer his estate, estimated to be worth between $100 ...

  31. Nirvana Topped the Billboard 200 25 Years Ago, But Garth Brooks & MC Hammer Still Dominated the Charts

    January 11, 2017 12:00 PM EST The Washington Redskins were on their way to winning their third Super Bowl in ten years, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was about to spend a month as the nation's top-grossing film and President George H.W. Bush had just thrown up on the Pri ...

  32. Nona Hendryx, Wolf Eyes, 'Stranger Things' and More Set for Moogfest 2017

    January 11, 2017 11:35 AM EST Moogfest's four-day, forward-thinking, tech-focused celebration of all things music, tech and art will return to Durham, North Carolina on May 18-21 this year with a typically-eclectic lineup in which all things are possible and no topic is o ...

  33. Registration Opens for 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference

    January 11, 2017 11:13 AM EST The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference will take place April 24-27 at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach, and registration for the event is officially open. Offering three days of showcases, panels, Q&A sessions and workshops focusing on the c ...

  34. Prince Estate Taps Azoff's Global Music Rights to Oversee Artist's Entire Catalog

    January 11, 2017 10:43 AM EST Global Music Rights has won the sweepstakes to represent the Prince catalog for performance licensing, signing a deal with Bremer Trust which has been overseeing the estate of the innovative artist. The deal is backdated to Oct. 1, 2016, for the e ...

  35. Windish, AM Only to Operate Under Paradigm Talent Agency Name

    January 11, 2017 10:14 AM EST Paradigm Talent Agency today announced two of its major partners (the company eschews the term "acquisitions"), the indie-heavy Windish Agency and the electronic-dance music focused AM Only, which they "partnered" with in 2015 ...

  36. Sonos Founder John MacFarlane Stepping Down as CEO

    January 11, 2017 10:04 AM EST John MacFarlane , the founder and longtime CEO of speaker company Sonos, has announced he is stepping down after 14 years. Calling this a "magical moment for Sonos," MacFarlane announced in a blog post that Patrick Spence , another longt ...

  37. Loretta Lynn to Be Subject of New Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

    January 11, 2017 8:52 AM EST As part of a weeklong rollout of new exhibition announcements, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will reveal today that Loretta Lynn will be the subject of a major exhibit set to open Aug. 25.   Lynn, whose life story was told ...

  38. London's Royal Albert Hall Offers Rare Sale Of Private Box

    January 11, 2017 2:43 AM EST Britain's historic Royal Albert Hall is offering a rare chance for a deep-pocketed arts lover to sit near Queen Elizabeth for music performances, films and fundraisers. A 12-seat private box on the upper tier is open for "offers above 2. ...

  39. Jared Leto's Adventures In Wonderland Hires Amazon Veteran as CEO

    January 10, 2017 11:49 PM EST Jared Leto, the multi-hyphenated Oscar-winning actor, entrepreneur, investor and frontman for the band 30 Seconds to Mars , has announced the hiring of Jason Ojalvo as CEO of Adventures in Wonderland, a global full-service VIP experiences company ...

  40. Buddy Greco, Jazz Pianist, Vocalist & Las Vegas Mainstay, Dies at 90

    January 10, 2017 8:30 PM EST Buddy Greco , a jazz pianist, vocalist and Las Vegas mainstay who recorded more than 60 albums and had a hit with a version of "The Lady Is a Tramp," has died. He was 90. Greco died Tuesday in Las Vegas, the  Las Vegas Review-Journal   r ...

  41. Norway Shutting Down National FM Radio Broadcasts in Switch to Digital

    January 10, 2017 7:59 PM EST For some radio listeners in Norway, there will be dead air starting on Wednesday. The mountainous nation of 5 million will become the first in the world to phase out analog signals in favor of Digital Audio Broadcasting, or DAB. The move has provo ...

  42. U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & More to Play 2017 Bonnaroo Festival

    January 10, 2017 7:39 PM EST It may be January, but it's already time to get into the summertime mindset: The Bonnaroo lineup is here. Headliners for the four-day camping music and arts festival are U2 , Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Weeknd and Major Lazer , the festival r ...

  43. Shakira's 'Chantaje' Ties 'Hips Don't Lie' for Her Second-Longest No. 1 Run on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    January 10, 2017 6:23 PM EST Shakira crowns Billboard 's Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Jan. 21) for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week with "Chantaje," featuring Maluma , matching the amount of weeks that she spent atop the chart with her 2006 smash "Hips Don& ...

  44. Mariah Carey's 'We Belong Together' Makes 251 Percent Gain in Streams After New Year's Eve Performance

    January 10, 2017 6:13 PM EST Following her problematic New Year's Eve performance, there's some good news for Mariah Carey : The set and its ensuing media publicity have sparked streams of her hit "We Belong Together," which soars 251 percent to 4.5 millio ...

  45. Mariah Carey Sues Over Canceled Concerts in South America

    January 10, 2017 5:52 PM EST Mariah Carey is suing a South American concert promoter after she canceled shows in Argentina in Chile because they didn't pay her in full, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court.  Mirage Entertainment on Tuesday s ...

  46. Florida Tourism Board to Pay $73,000 to Outgoing CEO After Pitbull Kerfuffle

    January 10, 2017 3:06 PM EST Florida's tourism agency agreed Tuesday to pay its outgoing president and CEO $73,000 amid the fallout from the state's secret deal with rapper Pitbull and a video for his song "Sexy Beaches." The Visit Florida board of directo ...

  47. Prince's Estate Partners With Universal's Bravado for Global Branding and Licensing

    January 10, 2017 3:04 PM EST Following the November announcement of its pact to become the global administrator of Prince’s publishing catalog , Universal Music Group announced another deal with the late artist’s estate today: Bravado, UMG’s merchandise and brand management c ...

  48. Why Unreleased Marvin Gaye, Supremes, Beach Boys Tracks Are Suddenly Appearing: EU Copyright Law

    January 10, 2017 3:01 PM EST On Dec 30th, without much fanfare or marketing, Universal Music Group put out Motown Unreleased: 1966, a digital-only collection of 80 previously unavailable tracks by Marvin Gaye , The Supremes , and lesser-known performers like the Underdogs . I ...

  49. ACM Chairman Ken Tucker Looks Ahead to the Group's Future Under New CEO Pete Fisher

    January 10, 2017 2:21 PM EST The Academy of Country Music may have been founded more than 50 years ago, but the Encino, Calif.-based trade organization has never been afraid to embrace change. That has rarely been more true than in 2017, when it will welcome a dynamic new CEO ...

  50. Blake Shelton's Ole Red Club to Open Nashville Location in 2018

    January 10, 2017 1:41 PM EST With country music leading Nashville's upswing as a major tourist destination, Blake Shelton and Ryan Hospitality are betting they'll generate significant greenbacks with Ole Red, a multilevel entertainment venue named after a song Shelt ...

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